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Alerts

Understanding Your PSAT Results

Understanding Your PSAT Results

on January 12, 2016 in Alerts, Standardized Tests

Students who took the new PSAT in October of 2015 recently received their score reports and can view their scores here. There has been a lot of confusion as to how to interpret the results, but this video and article each provide an excellent overview of interpreting your scores and the National Merit process. Many students have asked […]

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Standardized Tests

The New SAT Explained

The New SAT Explained

on December 21, 2015 in Standardized Tests, Test Deadlines

        Jed Applerouth of Applerouth provided a dynamic and thorough update on the new SAT at the recent IECA Conference in Arizona. His valuable insights gave me a new take from earlier sessions on this test.     New SAT is an achievement rather than aptitude test, back to the original roots Sentence […]

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Events

Seattle National College Fair

Seattle National College Fair

on September 29, 2015 in Events & Workshops

Make plans now to attend the Seattle National College Fair. This is a great opportunity to meet with admissions representatives from the colleges on your list, and explore new options. Hundreds of exhibitors will be available on Friday, October 16th and Saturday, October 17th.  Students can pre-register here and view the list of participating institutions.

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Applications

Common Application Essays for 2016-2017 Announced

Common Application Essays for 2016-2017 Announced

on January 30, 2016 in Application Process

For students interested in starting to think about their college essays for next fall, the Common Application has announced the prompts for the next application season of 2016-2017.

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Heading to college

Free Online Course Helps Students and Parents Prepare for College

Free Online Course Helps Students and Parents Prepare for College

on November 30, 2015 in Heading to College

Created by a University of Washington professor, and offered free online through Coursera, this short course helps students and parents prepare successfully for the transition to college. Included are strategies for success and things to think about early in your college career. You can read more here.

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Paying for college

Big Changes to the Financial Aid Process Ahead

Big Changes to the Financial Aid Process Ahead

on December 2, 2015 in Paying for College

Families of current high school juniors should consider the upcoming changes to the financial aid process, as the 2015 tax year will now be included in financial aid reviews. Other changes are afoot, including the welcome release of the FAFSA on October 1st rather than January 1st. You can read more from Lynn O’Shaughnessy here.

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Admissions

Update from the University of Washington Honors Program

Update from the University of Washington Honors Program

on September 29, 2015 in Admissions Process

The UW Honors Program Director, Professor Vicky Lawson, shares updated information about the UW Honors Program and what they look for in applicants. The UW Honors application goes live on October 1st. During October and November they be hosting twice weekly information sessions that coincide with the UW’s visit options.  These sessions should help prospective […]

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Career Tips

Landing That First Job

Landing That First Job

on March 24, 2015 in Career Advice

Lisa Bleich provides an excellent summary of a job-search presentation by Jenny-Lynn Ciappa, a senior VP at Hawthorne Search.

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